Comments: More Alawites

Don't the Alawites control the Syrian Baathist Party?

Posted by Dan Darling at March 27, 2004 01:57 AM

That's what I've heard, although I think it's fairer to say that a large percentage of the Ba'athist leadership in Syria come from Alawite roots. I don't think the party has much in common with Alawite beliefs, although Plato's Republic never struck me as a place where I'd want to live...

Posted by Bill at March 27, 2004 10:12 PM